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Narconon Drug Education Workshops in the Philippines

Back in 2003, the statistics of drug abuse in the Philippines were escalating. Especially for  methamphetamine. Today the drug problem is still an issue and needs some help to solve it.

Back in 2003, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, launched an anti-drug campaign. Some PDEA agents traveled to Los Angeles to met with the president of Narconon International and requested to receive drug prevention workshops. The workshops basically covered the basics of drug abuse and addiction and how to deliver drug prevention presentations.

Once the training was done, the PDEA agents and the Narconon team went to schools and delivered drug education presentations to hundreds of kids on the truth about drugs in the Philippines.

Many children stated they would not use drugs anymore after hearing the talks and doing the seminar. At the end of the workshop PDEA agents were proud to receive their own drug educator certificates.

Here are some results from the Narconon drug education workshops in the Philippines:

1. What did you find most valuable about the Narconon drug training?
2. What would you like to learn more about?
3. What recommendations do you have to improve the training?
4. How did this workshop change your attitude about drugs and drug prevention?
5. What is your current job description?
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1. The valuable thing in the Narconon drug training is the increase of my confidence in dealing with high school students.

2. How to deal with drug dependency by using vitamins.

3. More days and time training.

4. It never changed my attitude, but it increased my knowledge on drugs and drug prevention.

5. Officer in charge of education and community involvement.
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1. The presentation was simple but meaningful.

2. The Narconon way of rehabilitation services.

3. It would be better if the trainers or speakers are Filipino Narconon members.

4. It increases my commitment to fight drug abuse.

5. Recruiter community grander.

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1.The most valuable learned at the Narconon workshop is how to teach other people about drugs.

2. I would like to learn more how to prevent the dangerous drugs coming into my country.

3. So far it’s good. Nothing to improve especially to the mention of this training program.

4. More knowledge to use in my profession. I am glad I learned more on your training program.

5. I am a police woman in the Philippines drug enforcement. This training will help a lot.

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1. How to teach children about the effects of drugs and how to deliver drug lectures properly.

2. How to organize and deliver my lecture more properly so I can catch the audiences attention every time I do my lectures.

3. More hours so we could apply what we have learned in an intensive manner on the lectures. They were very comprehensive.

4. It made me more interested and made my commitment much stronger to fight the drug menace.

5. Assistant education and training officer resource speaker facilitator.

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The training was really an eye opener. The detoxification and communications drills. The best part of the training is the practicals. It’s really a very exciting adventure to give kids data that even I myself just learned. It’s sad that we have limited time. The feeling of giving data to kids is my best experience!

 

Here’s an article about drug education in Russia

Narconon Drug Education Activity in South Africa

Narconon Cape Twon Drug Education One of the greater drug problems in Cape Town would be the crystal methamphetamine use. The drug is very cheap and can be bought from almost anywhere. People with not much income can also afford it.

  • http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/tik-meth-in-cape-town.html

“Tik” is the street name and it’s usually smoked in a light bulb with a straw.

Narconon knows about the problem and is taking some major steps to handling the methamphetamine problem. Going in schools delivering drug education presentations to students has helped to inform students to stay away from methamphetamine and other drugs.

Even talking to people on the streets and explaining what drugs really do to the body and the mind is one of the steps Narconon Cape Town  has been taking to handle the problem.

One of the other activities to help raise funds to offer drug education programs to schools is selling drug booklets and stickers during the holidays.

Students who have attended the drug education program at their schools have even helped. Almost every kind of school has shown interest in the drug education program. Some students even help us reach students at other schools which plays a great part to handling the drug problem.

One particular drug education activity the kids helped out with enabled Narconon Cape Town to reach 1,613 students  and 80  received “Peer Leader Training” which helped them learn how to help friends get off or stay off drugs.

The techniques they learned can be used through out their life. As soon as someone really duplicates what drugs do to people and also has the right technique to show and explain it to others, it changes his or her life and all the people around them.

Narconon Drug Education | The Way to Happiness

Narconon International has been delivering the Narconon First Step program to The Way to Happiness school children in Mazatlan to help bring drug awareness and drug rehabilitation solutions to their community. One section of the Narconon First Step program utilizes The Way to Happiness to help others live a happier life.

TRANSCRIPTION:

Title

Narconon First Step and “The Way to Happiness” School for the children of Mazatlan.

Opening

A volunteer helps poor children in Mazatlan, State of Sinola, Mexico to learn about ethics and precepts toward happiness.

PATY CAPACETA

As a teacher of The Way to Happiness, I think the book is marvelous.

Really following the 21 precepts, we can flourish and prosper.

GIRL STUDENT:

I learned many things in The Way to Happiness.

I learned that drugs are substances that damage your body

and make you not be in present time.

Also, that you should clear your misunderstood words so you can understand The Way to Happiness.

You should try to speak the truth. You should find the truth that actually benefits you.

PATY

We can be great.

I learned greatly how to detect false data.

And I know how to interpret this for my workshop students.

I let them know that when someone comes and gives them false data about drugs,

it is because of that person’s interest, his own purposes.

It’s for his own benefit. These people only intend harm,

to intoxicate the world with drugs.

Therefore, I let these children know they are truly valuable.

GIRL STUDENT

The book The Way to Happiness has helped me a lot.

For me it is a beautiful book.

It tells us many things to live better.

And the precepts have helped me a lot, too.

to treat others as I would like them to treat me, and to understand life more.

MALE STUDENT

“Flourish and Prosper” –

means “You should not pay attention to other people.

who say you shouldn’t do something

that you can do, just ignore them.

Continue to believe what you believe, not what they say.

PATY

Following the 21 precepts of The Way to Happiness,

they will find something good, shining in their lives.

This is what I think of The Way to Happiness.

Closing

The book The Way to Happiness is one part of the Narconon First Step Program,

a charitable service of Narconon International for rehabilitation centers, schools, and prisons in Mexico.

Get more information on the Narconon First Step Drug Withdrawal

New Narconon Video Refutes Myth that Drugs Stay in the System Just a Short Time

When it comes to the effects of drug abuse, it’s hard to know who has the real story on the damage being done by abusing marijuana, alcohol, cocaine or other drugs. So many opposing views glut newspapers, television and the internet that it may be impossible to find the truth.

To help the public find accurate information on the dangers of drug abuse, Narconon International, an international non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of addiction, has just released a new video to make the subject perfectly clear.

Is it true that drugs stay in the body or are they eliminated immediately? Do the residues of cocaine, LSD, heroin and the THC in marijuana stay in the system for some reason, making it hard to eliminate all the effects of substance abuse or addiction?

how long do drugs stay in the system videoThe true answer is clearly explained in this new drug education video from Bobbie Wiggins, a drug educator from Narconon who himself suffered from addiction for sixteen years. In this new video, available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNm7VfO39zk, Mr. Wiggins explains why drugs can stay in the system for years. He shows how drugs traveling in the bloodstream are attracted to fat deposits that surround the blood vessels and provides his own experience of experiencing an LSD flashback that occurred years after he had stopped abusing drugs.

Using the sauna detox program developed for those going through the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, Mr. Wiggins eliminated the residual toxins from his addiction and found that life was brighter and more enjoyable.

“Anyone who is confused by the controversy about how long drugs stay in the body should just talk to anyone who has done this sauna detox program,” said Mr. Wiggins. “Once you hear the story of someone who experienced an LSD trip five or more years after they stopped using drugs, that should help you resolve any opposing views. In my case, being able to build a new, positive drug-free life for myself through the Narconon drug rehab program truly saved my life.”

Even the National Institute on Drug Abuse agrees that drugs can stay in the system for a year or more. In a report on the NIDA website, researchers validate the fact with reports of LSD flashbacks a year or more after taking the drug.

Narconon centers offering effective drug rehab and drug education can be found across the United States and around the world. Visit www.narconon.org or call 800-775-8750 for more information about the effects of drug abuse.